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A View of the Book Room in Monticello
Jefferson's interest in the geography of North America doubtlessly came from his father Peter Jefferson, who employed himself as a surveyor of boundaries and maker of maps from 1745 to 1750. The elder Jefferson's work with Joshua Fry as senior surveyor on the Fairfax Line and on a subsequent map of...
Monticello's Library (Book Room)
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Currently Featured Letter: A Mammoth Tooth When James W. Wallace enclosed impressions of a fossilized tooth in the letter below and offered to send the tooth itself, he sought to contribute to what Thomas Jefferson called his “little collection of curiosities” at Monticello. Jefferson displayed...

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